A Day in the Life of a Country Vet

Fred Newschwander ’74 DVM


Mostly true stories, anecdotes, and illustrations about the animals and people from the life and career of a retired mixed animal veterinarian.


Notes in the Category of C: Reflections on Laboratory Animal Care and Use

Steven Niemi ’82 DVM

Academic Press: 2017

Niemi’s professional analysis and experience informs ways to improve laboratory animal care and use. His book characterizes the current state of the industry and speculates on its long-term future. Niemi, director of the Office of Animal Resources at Harvard University, has spent a lot of time in the trenches and highlights new approaches to further advance the field in animal use.


Das Fischer

Ben Herndon ’08 Comm.


Herndon’s first short film is a nine-minute comedy about a young German man, Otto Rubschlager, and his journey to Idaho to learn the art of fly fishing and uncover the mysteries of the reclusive, legendary outdoorsman, Hildebrand Richwine. Shot in southeastern Washington, northeastern Oregon, and north Idaho, it won “Best Angler Film” at the FilmFestivalFlix Mountain and Adventure Film Festival last spring and is touring internationally. It can be viewed on Vimeo and Amazon Prime.


Listening to Silence

Philip Marks ’77 Forest & Range Mgmt.

Covenant Books: 2017

In Marks’s novel of love and regret, Ginny Simmons, a gifted singer, faces heartbreak when the man she loves marries another woman. The story leads to forgiveness and understanding for the characters, as they struggle through illness and loss.


Black Swan Ghosts

Simeon Hein ’92 PhD Socio.

Mount Baldy Press: 2017

A sociologist encounters witnesses to unexplained aerial craft, their occupants, and other elements of the multiverse.


Forged: Made Strong in Weakness

Sean Neal ’12 Busi.

Christian Faith Publishing: 2018

WSU staff member and alumnus Neal presents the story of a young boy diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disease that attacks nerve cells in the spinal cord. Through unshakable faith, he forges a successful, inspirational life.